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Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Address: 5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619-3746
Phone Number: +1 813-621-1669
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Sunday Morning Brunch

Great place to go to for an interesting Sunday morning brunch. See a Buddhist temple, have noodle soup and other asian foods, and shop an orchid market. Nice peaceful setting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Valrico, Florida
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the temple. My daughter said that it was a 'must' visit to buy the soup and other foods and to walk around the beautiful property. I was not disappointed. To experience Thai food, that was made really well and inexpensive, it is a win win. The soup is especially good and the line waiting... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to go to for an interesting Sunday morning brunch. See a Buddhist temple, have noodle soup and other asian foods, and shop an orchid market. Nice peaceful setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must go between 10 am and noon on a Sunday for the best Thai food in the area. Volunteers cook and serve Thai delicasies for a moderate price. You go through a line and make your selections. They are prepared and served and there are about 500 seats at tables along the river. Really relaxing atmosphere. Even better on Festival... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I always enjoy coming to the Temple on Sundays. There is a peace and tranquility here. In addition, their Sunday food market is amazing and always a great treat.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have eaten here often. The temple is located on the Palm river. It can get very crowded, try to arrive as early as possible. Check out their web site to help identify many of the dishes served. Many visitors buy enough to take home to enjoy later. It 's a good idea to walk the entire area before making... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my guy went to check it out since we like culture. The door was locked and women can not go through the back door but they can through front. Must take shoes off. People were friendly. The temple was unique and lovely. We didn't go for a time of prayer but I would like to go back during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went for the market on a Sunday. Beautiful views and buildings, and if you want some good food this is where it is at.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very nice place in town and amazing (and authentic) Thai place where you can go not only to pray, but also to experience the wide Thai community they have there. It's so authentic, you might find someone who's been living there for years and who's not even able to speak English, only Thai. You can't miss it if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Real homemade traditional Buddhist food. Always mobbed on Sunday. Outdoor picnic tables. Beautiful location. Very spiritual. Anyone can enter temple and watch or participate. I think 1pm service. Very peaceful

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I stopped by on our way from Tampa to Orlando on a Tuesday. It was empty and quiet which was perfect for meditation in the temple. It's absolutely beautiful place for worship. The grounds are serene, waterfront and there's two amazing dragon statues. On Sunday's they have a large brunch.

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